Esther Lopez, 96, of Lauderdale, died Dec. 5, 2019.

Esther was a loving mother and her life was focused on children and family. She raised nine kids of her own, as well as many of her grandkids. She was a foster mother and babysitter for many kids in Lauderdale.

She was preceded in death by her husband Antonio, sons Tonio and Matt and six siblings. She is survived by children: Thomas (Marilyn), Phillip (Roxanne), Laurie Lopez, Marietta (Doug) Stonestrom, Cathie (Clay) Welch, Mike (Kathy) and James (Becky); many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and seven sisters.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 12 at Church of St. Agnes in St. Paul, with interment at Calvary Cemetery.

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